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BA in Music–Worship and Media Arts

Get trained in music and media technology to serve the church

Tell God’s Story Through Music and Communications Media

Do you love music? Does your faith come alive as you lead others closer to God in worship?

In Moody’s one-of-a-kind Bachelor of Arts in Music—Worship and Media Arts program, music and communications media blend together like never before to creatively help you tell God’s story through worship ministry. While you train to create, develop, and lead your own dynamic music ministry, you’ll engage in a broad range of musical experiences, including applied lessons on your instrument of choice, ministry tours, and internships.

“Through Moody, I have seen God affirming me in His calling on my life to serve the church through music. God holds my life in His hands!”

Abby O.
Worship and Media Arts Major

We’ll also teach you media technology skills in our innovative media lab so you can effectively communicate the gospel message through your music. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by joining ensemble groups or performing during annual public events like Candlelight Carols and Founder’s Week.

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    Classes that will Stretch and Equip You

    As God’s people, we are called to tell His story to an unbelieving world and to strengthen the body of Christ. Learn how to communicate God’s truth through music with these dynamic and engaging courses.

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    View Program Guidebook Program Plan

    • Introduction to Communications
    • Music Theory I
    • Music Theory II
    • Church Music - History and Philosophy
    • Conducting I
    • Digital Music Notation
    • Survey of Music Literature
    • Planning and Leading Contemporary Worship
    • Topics in Music, Worship, and Leadership
    • Applied Music Lessons
    • Applied Music Lesson 4
    • Music Ministry Internship
    • Principles of Audio Technology

    Meet your Music Professors

    Moody’s gifted and diverse Music and Communications faculty provide a rich academic and collaborative environment for you to refine your musical and creative talents. Our professors possess real-world ministry expertise with years of hands-on experience. They are passionate about God’s Word, music, and honing and using your creative gifts to tell God’s story.

    Here’s what students are saying about our professors:

    “I am continuously shocked at how much the communications professors care about students. I could give you a million examples: emails about opportunities that might interest me, last-minute meetings, talking after class, grabbing a quick meal.”

    Justin S.
    Communications Major
    “The conversations and feedback from professors Kammerzelt, Gustafson, and others helped me to identify my strengths and learn to recognize my own voice.”

    Lauren Kidd
    Moody Communications Graduate

    Learn more about our Music, Worship, and Media Arts faculty.

    Dr. Brian Lee


    Dr. David Gauger II


    Dr. Jori Jennings


    Dr. Yongmin Kim


    Dr. Desirée Hassler


    Ways You Will Flourish in this Program

    As you progress through your coursework, you will:

    • Receive practical and professional training in music, worship ministry, and performance
    • Master musical and technological elements in the worship experience
    • Receive spiritual and musical mentoring through lessons and ensembles
    • Be part of a supportive music community
    • Combine music and media education with biblical training
    • Practice what you’re learning in your Practical Christian Ministry and at your internship

    Learn more about the ensemble and music experiences you’ll have at Moody by visiting the Music Department.

    Professions with an Eternal Purpose: Worship and Media Arts Degree

    When you graduate with a BA in Music—Worship and Media Arts, you’ll have the practical skills and expert training to serve God in vocational ministry as a:

    • Worship leader
    • Worship and media arts director
    • Music minister or pastor
    • Performing or recording artist
    • Music teacher
    • Arts administrator
    • Artist

    We understand the challenges of choosing the right school and the right program, and considering factors such as location, housing, and cost can be overwhelming. But if you have a passion to reach and inspire others through music and media, Moody is the place for you!

    Discover how far God can take your talents with a BA in Music—Worship and Media Arts from Moody!

    Are you ready to learn, grow, and use your musical talents for God’s glory? Discover what’s possible—apply today!

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    “As an international student, studying at Moody felt like God has been so faithful to me. He has been opening doors for me and has blessed me with all that I need and even more. I am so grateful to God.”

    Prazwal C.
    Worship and Media Arts Major

    Financial Aid

    For on-campus residential students, every class in your degree is paid for by the Chicago Tuition Grant, sponsored by faithful donors. Every residential Chicago undergraduate student is awarded this grant, worth up to $12,960 a year. Off-campus commuter students pay $399 per credit hour. Find out how to defray the remaining costs with scholarships, grants, student loans, student employment, and veterans benefits.

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    Moody Bible Music

    Check out performances from Moody Bible Institute music students and ensembles on Youtube. These videos showcase original music written by Moody students, student recital performances, and performances from our music ensembles.

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